Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but rather by whom it includes and how they succeed: advancing research and discovery of public value: and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.
At Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, we believe that engineering is more than a discipline — it’s a mindset, a way of looking at the world. Students are part of a community of problem solvers, people who are passionate about designing and making innovative and entrepreneurial solutions. The Fulton Schools emphasize discovery, design, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal impact.
We are dedicated to the “Fulton Difference” with degree programs that combine a strong core foundation with hands-on experience, personalized advising, our innovative E2 program to welcome freshmen, top faculty and a reputation for graduating students who are aggressively recruited by top companies or become superior candidates for graduate studies in medicine, law, engineering and science
A KEEN partner since 2015, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) is committed to infusing the entrepreneurial mindset throughout its curricular and co-curricular offerings. The EM@FSE initiative uses ABET-aligned strategies to promote common student outcomes across six engineering schools, housing 17 ABET-accredited programs, and enrolling over 22,000 students across two campuses and online. Undergraduate engineering students learn to apply an engineering skillset with entrepreneurial mindset by practicing human-centered design, accepting calculated risk, and applying basic business acumen.
Beyond curriculum, ASU focuses on faculty. We believe investments in faculty connections with EM will have the largest impact on the expansion of EM. We embed EM into the new faculty development program and assist current faculty as they refine their teaching practice with EM principles. KEEN Master Mentors in each engineering school serve as coordinating points to a mentorship community that creates value by supporting faculty impact and success. The Engineering Faculty Impact Collaborative (EFIC), is a national initiative that supports engineering faculty success by building a mentoring model among institutions and faculty that value impactful research, quality teaching, personal development, and instilling a collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset.
ASU is a leader in infusing entrepreneurial mindset into national and global initiatives, including the Grand Challenge Scholar’s Program (GCSP), Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), and the Earned Admission Program.
An online resource with 25 detailed case studies of ASU’s first two years as a partner can be found on the EM@ASU website.
Being a KEEN partner has enabled us to build upon the success of other KEEN schools and network with large numbers of faculty.
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At ASU, one of our eight design aspirations is to value entrepreneurship. So, mindset absolutely matters. Within our engineering education programs, it gives our graduates an advantage. We value being a part of the network because it reinforces the entrepreneurial mindset as a key component of the Fulton Difference. As part of this mantra, we challenge our students to become passionate problem-solvers who design innovative and entrepreneurial solutions, both inside the classroom and within the global marketplace. KEEN members understand the importance of this approach and so do we.